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Activities with the family in the North of Mauritius

Written on : 29 June 2021
By : Leo-Paul Weiss

Mauritius is an excellent destination for a unique family vacation. The pearl of the Indian Ocean is today a destination of choice for families, as it offers a wide range of activities that will seduce the youngest and the oldest. Ideal for enjoying the white sandy beaches, this small atoll also offers boat trips, hikes in exceptional lush vegetation. You can also participate in some more cultural activities to discover the past and the Mauritian heritage. There will be something for everyone!
 
Let's head to the north of Mauritius to discover all the richness and activities that this region of the island offers. 

Why not play the captain on a catamaran trip?

Why not play the captain on a catamaran trip?

To discover the most hidden treasures of Mauritius, what could be better than to take to the sea on a large catamaran that can accommodate the whole family? This type of excursion will allow you to reach areas only accessible by boat! Take advantage of a day to discover Ile aux Cerfs or Ile Plate much more northern there are small heavenly islets in the middle of the ocean. Catamaran trips are always fun, with entertainment, music, and regular barbecues at noon. This escapade is sure to delight all members of the family. 

Do not hesitate to contact Villanovo to organize your trip.

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Enjoy the most beautiful beaches of northern Mauritius with your family

Enjoy the most beautiful beaches of northern Mauritius with your family

Trou-aux-Biches beach, Mont Choisy beach, or Grand Bay beach, the beaches in the north of Mauritius are among the most beautiful on the island and are perfect for children. The water is always very calm, ideal for safe swimming, and the trees along the beach allow you to enjoy a little shade during a family picnic. You can also find snacks places along the beach to enjoy a 100% local meal where you can taste Mauritian specialties or opt for a more classic meal to satisfy the children. Grand Bay's beach offers the possibility to enjoy the city once the swimming is over. It is the seaside resort of the island where you will find several restaurants, stores, and animations for children. 
 

Immediate boarding in a submarine!

Immediate boarding in a submarine!

Surprise your children by taking them as close as possible to the fish of the Indian Ocean during a semi-submersible excursion that will leave a lasting impression on them! The youngest and the oldest will be amazed you will feel that the underwater flora brushes against you at every moment. On the program: turtles, rays, barracudas, and many others. 
Available from the picturesque Grand Bay jetty, the excursion lasts about two hours and includes explanations of the area's history and its flora and fauna.  

Teenagers looking for a thrill? Parasailing

Teenagers looking for a thrill? Parasailing

You want to get adrenaline and thrills in an idyllic setting? Parasailing is an activity you should not miss! Get ready to discover Mauritius from the air as you have never seen it before while having the sensation of floating like a cloud. To fully enjoy this activity, we advise you to go to Belle Mare beach, which remains a privileged place to practice this activity even if there are other spots in Grand Bay and Trou D'eau Douce. At more than 60 meters high, you will have access to breathtaking panoramas on all of Mauritius. Want to go? 
 

Head to Pamplemousse to discover the Aventure du Sucre and the Pamplemousse Garden

Head to Pamplemousse to discover the Aventure du Sucre and the Pamplemousse Garden

Sugar Adventure is a museum dedicated to the manufacture of sugar in Mauritius. The museum, located in the old Beau Plan factory, tells the story of sugar production in Mauritius.  Indeed, sugar cane is a central element in the history of Mauritius. The tour is only two hours long, enough to keep the children captive until the end. At the end of the visit, there is a tasting of the different brown sugars that will delight the youngest. Just next to the museum is the Pamplemousse Garden and its enchanting world full of color and scent. In addition to the plants, your children will have the chance to observe many animals moving freely in the park such as the giant tortoises, birds, butterflies, chameleons, mongooses... A visit that is also a must for the whole family!